Neil deGrasse Tyson ontvlam 'n Twitter-terugslag deur Kersvader en sy rendier op Oukersaand uit te roep

In 'n reeks twiets, Tyson het afgebreek hoekom die storie van St. Nick and his companions doesn’t hold up under the scrutiny of wetenskap.

Tyson said it would defy the laws of physics for Santa to deliver gifts to all the world’s Christians in one night. Such a task he said, would requirehypersonic speeds through Earth’s lower atmosphere, vaporizing his reindeer & sleigh. Just sayin’.

Accompanying the tweet was a forest and a cloud of smoke billowing towards the sky, insinuating that Santa had been incinerated.

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Many Twitter users lambasted him for ruining the magic of Christmas.

This is why people don’t like atheists. You post this on Christmas Eve?” geskryf het one person, adding that the timing was horrible.

I like that you give us the physics, but maybe, just once in a while, you should for the holiday magic?” geskryf het 'n ander.